Educate. Advocate. Elevate.January 25 2023
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that affects thousands of women in Australia each year. The month of February has been designated as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and it is a time to educate, advocate and elevate awareness of this disease.
One of the most important things we can do to raise awareness of ovarian cancer is to educate ourselves and others about the disease. This includes understanding the symptoms of ovarian cancer, which can include abdominal pain or bloating, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and frequent urination. Other symptoms can include fatigue, back pain, and changes in bowel habits.
It’s important to note that these symptoms can be caused by other conditions, but if you experience any of them on a regular basis, it’s important to see your doctor. Early detection is key to improving the chances of survival for those with ovarian cancer.
Another important aspect of raising awareness is advocacy. This can include contacting your local representatives and encouraging them to support funding for ovarian cancer research and awareness campaigns. It can also include participating in events such as fundraisers and walks that support ovarian cancer research and support services.
Finally, it’s important to elevate awareness of ovarian cancer in the community. This can include sharing information and resources about the disease with friends and family, and participating in events and activities that raise awareness.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is a time to come together to educate, advocate and elevate awareness of this disease. By working together, we can raise awareness, fund research and ultimately save lives. Remember to speak to your doctor if you experience any symptoms, and never be afraid to ask for support.
For details, head over to the Ovarian Cancer Australia website.